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Growers assess damage from downpour
Growers assess damage from downpour

Vegetable growers in the South West will be surveying the damage and deciding on their next move after last week’s heavy rain.

Lake Preston Produce partner Anthony Marinovich said the 120mm received in Myalup last week had not been disastrous.

“It was wonderful for the water table, but not so good for any produce ready to harvest; the carrots can start to split with too much water in them,” Mr Marinovich said.

He said crops of onions, cauliflower and potatoes had not been adversely affected.

“People will be weighing up in the next week or so whether their newly planted crops are worth saving or whether to replant but we have nothing to replant and we’re happy with the rain we got,” he said.

“It put a lot of water in the aquifer, that’s the silver lining.”

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